hilux replacement tyres

Submitted: Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 20:37
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Can anyone give me any comments they have on replacement tyres and wheels for a 98 Hilux. My investigations to date suggest: As I live in victoria the max i can increase my overall diameter is 15mm and the max width legally is 25mm according to vic roads standard no' 8. As I currently am running the factory 205 R16 dunlop road grippers on split rims with an overall diameter of 735mm this means that i legally go to a tyre of 750 mm diameter and 230mm width and remain legal. forgetting about the load and speed ratings etc which won't be a prob anyway with any reputable tyre.

I am looking at the Cooper ST 30x9.5x15 set on ROH 8x15" rims- which will give me an overall diameter 745mm which is OK a speed rating of 160 which is OK and the load ratings not a problem.

Has anyone had any experience of these tyres and size on a hilux - how did they go? Is their anything I have not thought of here??????? Note: the reason I am changing from the splits is that the Dunlop road grippers are nearly RS and slippery as hell in the wet, and I,m looking for something with a bit more traction over the majority of surfaces. Qouted price is $1120 for 4 sets fitted inc tyres and rims. Does that sound about right?????
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Reply By: GLAYVA MAN(bendigo) - Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 20:45

Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 20:45
gday zed.
im pretty sure hilux come out with 16x6" rims so in victoria the max rim you can go is 15X7" if you want to go to 15" 30x9.5x15 cooper s/t we have sold heaps of sets for hilux and no complaints.jamieson wild cat
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 22:01

Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 22:01
You can get your car re-engineered for few hundred and run 33's....
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Reply By: Time - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 07:43

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 07:43
You may have trouble with your insurance company if you go any wider than 7". 15 X 7 for the tyre size you are talking about would be no problem. I run 31X10.5X15s on that size rim.

Cheers

Buggerlux
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Reply By: GLAYVA MAN(bendigo) - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 13:59

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 13:59
gday zed.
that price you got was pretty good just knock em down to $1100.jamieson wild cat
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Reply By: zigglemeister - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 14:56

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 14:56
Aren't 7.50x16's an allowable option on Hiluxes in Oz??? I'm living in Vanuatu, so maybe the rules are different in Oz, but here a lot of the base model single cabs seem to be sold with 7.50x16's. That would give you a lot bigger diameter to take as your starting point - if my maths is right they are nominally 787 mm dia, so you could go up to 802.

Tim Z
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Reply By: Graham - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 17:42

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 17:42
Zed,

Put a set of Cooper ST 30x9.5x15 . Drove from Brissy to Cape York and back without a problem. These are my first Coopers and must say that they are the best tyres I have had.
Just a foot note, I was informed that this size is the largest that can be fitted to a cab chassis Hilux and remain legal in QLD. 31x10.5x15 which you mainly see on a Hilux don't meet the spec's. It was not until I went to replace my 31x10.5 that it was bought to my attention.
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Reply By: Member - Peter [SA] - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 17:52

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 17:52
zed,
I had 30x9.5x15 B/stone A/T on 15x7 rims on my hilux, had no probs, and also that size tyre doesnt change your gearing like the 10R15 size tyres do.
Cheers Peter
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Follow Up By: zed- Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 22:32

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 22:32
All,

Thanks for all the responses, got the ST 30/9.5R15's fitted today. Final cost was $1120.00 for the four tyres with ROH 15x7' rims fitted & balanced with a wheel alignment. Took it for a bit of a bash in some mud at the back of Dromana and they go pretty good, obviously a massive improvement on the old road grippers.

Also checked the speedo against a GPS and the reading is within 1kmh of actual speed according to the GPS. So it appears their a perfect replacement if your not looking for a increase in overall diameter, but with the benefit of an extra 1" approx width. ( whilst also remaining legal in Vic ) Also am hoping they will perform OK on wet bitumen too as the old road grippers were a bit dodgy at times.

Anyway thanks again for the advice, if i have any drama's or issues of interest I will post ( particularly chipping ).
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